Nevada County supervisors to hold special meeting about PG&E lawsuit |

Nevada County supervisors to hold special meeting about PG&E lawsuit

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has called a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday to discuss its lawsuit against PG&E behind closed doors.

Supervisors will convene the meeting in the open before entering a closed-door session to discuss both their suit against Pacific Gas & Electric Company, as well as PG&E’s case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

County Counsel Alison Barratt-Green declined to give details about the special called meeting.

“I cannot share anything with you,” she said. “We’re just updating the board.”

Barratt-Green added that she doesn’t expect to disclose details of the closed-door meeting afterward.

The special meeting comes days after Cal Fire said the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E.

The county’s suit against PG&E, filed early this year, cited the utility’s disregard for safety practices and infrastructure failures as reasons for fires across North California. The Lobo and McCourtney fires, which occurred in 2017, are listed in the suit.

Nevada County in the suit lists damages it should receive, including the repair or replacement of damaged, destroyed and lost property.

PG&E filed for bankruptcy this year.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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